Welcome to the Spring Valley High School Band website. This site includes specific information about our band program, curriculum, parent information, related band sites, band calendar, and current news and events. Please use this site frequently as an operational tool and guide to our program. If you are a parent or student within our community, we hope you find the information that you seek and that it will help you have a successful 2015-16 school year. If you are new to the area, or this site, please enjoy your stay. ~ David C. Allison, Director of Bands
Latest News and Information...
Congratulations to the following students for earning a chair in the SCBDA All-State and Region 3 Bands. Each student committed to a rigorous audition process. The audition consisted of performing the state assigned solo - All major scales performed by memory in 2 minutes or less - Chromatic scale from lowest note to highest note - Sight reading two 12-measure examples after 30 seconds of silent study - Identifying/defining music vocabulary terms. The 5 Regions in the state send their top scores to re-audition two weeks later for All-State. If they earn a seat in the All-State Band, they vacate their Region Band seat, and everyone moves up a chair. If they don't score high enough for All-State, then they will retain their earned Region Chair.
Clinic Region and All-State Bands contain 9th and 10th Grade
Senior Region and All-State Bands contain 11th and 12th Grade
Kevin Kim- Clinic Region Flute
Gloria Kim- Clinic All-State Clarinet
Tyrell Fleshman- Clinic Region Clarinet
Trado Mayson- Clinic Region Tenor Saxophone
Carson Fields- Clinic Region Trumpet
Eloise Lamie- Clinic Region Horn
Dexter Almond- Clinic Region Horn
Alex Whitson- Senior Region Oboe
Christopher Juhn- Senior All-State Clarinet
Jessica Perry- Senior Region Clarinet
Breanna Murrin- Senior Region Clarinet
Ethan Dilley-Senior Region Alto Saxophone
Melody Davis-Senior Region Trumpet
Dennis Patterson, Jr.- Senior Region Euphonium
Rayvon "Nate" Hammonds - Senior Region Tuba
Also, Christopher Juhn earned a featured performance in the SCBDA State Master Recital. Chris performed at this showcase event February 4, 2016 at the Hootie Johnson Recital Hall in the new Darla Moore School of Business facility at USC. Wow, what a performance!!
Extra Credit Opportunities
Follow this link to view some wonderful extra credit opportunities for our band students sponsored by the University of South Carolina School of Music. Students who attend these concerts and events during the month of February will need to submit a program or proof of attendance to Mr. Allison to receive the extra credit. All of these events are free.
Updated List of Retailers
Follow this link to see an updated list of Scrip retailers for the start of 2016! Scrip is a great way to raise funds for your band fees, using gift cards for your every day purchases from numerous retailers in our area - grocery shopping, buying gas, enjoying entertainment, and more... Contact Mary Havens at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Congratulations to our band students who were nominated and selected to participate in the Coastal Honor Band and Scholarship Festival held on December 2-4, 2015 at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. The students were able to study under several outstanding clinicians and it culminated in a concert enjoyed by parents and the CCU community. Click here to see the list of participants for this festival, and other accolades for our SV Bands for 2015-2016!
Get the Charms App!
It's New. It's Blue. The new Charms parent/student-side Mobile App is up, for both Android and Apple! Go to your phone's particular App Store, and search for "Charms Blue" to download it.
Congratulations to our Spring Valley Viking Band for their wonderful performance, Excellent rating, and 12th place finish at the 5A State Marching Band Finals held at Irmo High School on Saturday, November 7th!
Follow this link for the feature story, video, and photos from The State newspaper.
Follow this link to see our photos of this special event.
Upcoming Dates and Events
8th – Winter Concert Camp Fee Due - $50
9th – Region Band Auditions (Held at Blythewood High School)
23rd – All-State Auditions
29th – 30th - Winter Concert Camp (Friday 4-9) Dinner provided, Sat. (9-4) Lunch Provided
11th -14th – USC Band Clinic
26th - 27th – Region Band Clinic
3rd – Pre-Festival Concert at SV Auditorium- (6:00)
7th - Rising 9th Grade Parent Information Meeting for Band- (6:00 in the Band Room)
10th - Rising 9th Grade Parent Information Meeting for Band- (6:00 in the Band Room)
11th - 13th – All-State Band Clinic
16th –18th – State Concert Festival Assessment - Date and Times TBA
21st - Leadership Application Meeting from 3:45-4:30.
For a full list of dates for 2015-16 click here...
Photos by Randy Lee Photography
Randy Lee, one of our SV Band volunteers with our Pit Crew, is a professional photographer. He has been taking photos of our band students for many years. Feel free to follow this link to view the 2015-2016 band photos Randy has taken thus far.
Stonehenge Props for Sale!
Spring Valley band is selling the Stonehenge props used in our 2014 competitive marching show. The props are in excellent condition. Asking price $3000. Contact director of Spring Valley Bands,
David Allison for additional details.
Prop Pictures here
South Carolina 2A/4A State Band Finals
Spring Valley High School hosted the South Carolina Marching Band Finals on October 31st, 2015.
Thank you so much for your attendance to this event! All bands performed well! Until next year...
Spring Valley Bands
120 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: 803-699-3500 x69810
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2015 SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award Winner
10th Straight Year!
Check out our 2014 Competitive Show